During this research seminar, participants will discuss the various costs and consequences of corporate welfare. A keynote address and three panels will cover tax incentives as a means of rent seeking, firm benefits and which firms suffer from governmental policies, and how lobbying does or does not benefit firms, CEOs, and workers. This event is co-sponsored with the Program in Corporate Welfare at the University of California- Irvine.


Wednesday, August 5th
4:00 pm
Welcome and Seminar Introduction (including tech overview)
Jeanne Hoffman
Amihai Glazer
4:15 pm
Panel I: Tax Incentives
Donghyuk Kim
Brad Humphreys
Amihai Glazer
Moderator: Jeanne Hoffman
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
Breakout Discussion Groups - Research Focus
6:45 pm
7:15 pm
Panel II: Which Firms Benefit & Which Firms Suffer: Government Policies
Angela Vossmeyer
Zhao Li
Thomas Stratmann
Moderator: Jeanne Hoffman
Thursday, August 6th
4:00 pm
Panel III: Does Lobbying Benefit the Firm, the CEO, or Its Workers?
Gary Richardson
Hye Young You
Brian Richter
Moderator: Jeanne Hoffman
5:15 pm
5:45 pm
Keynote Address
Lori Ryan
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Social


University of California- Irvine

Institute for Humane Studies

West Virginia University

Iowa State University

Princeton University

University of California- Irvine

University of Texas- Austin

San Diego State University

George Mason University

Claremont McKenna College

New York University


Please contact us at IHS.Conferences@TheIHS.org for more information on future IHS Academic Research Seminars.